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NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Notification, Eligibility, Exam Date

Sohini Chattopadhyay | Updated On - April, 18 2023

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NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Notification

The National Testing Agency has published an official notice for Graduate Aptitude Test- Biotechnology (GAT -B) / Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) - 2023. Eligible candidates can apply online for NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 from March 10, 2023 to March 31, 2023 (by 5:00 pm) through the official website of NTA.
Official Notification
New Notification for extended Dates
NTA GAT-B, BET 2023 Exam Date Changed Notice

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Overview

Applicants may apply for GAT -B/ BET 2023 or both online only. Application forms submitted by any other means will not be accepted. Each candidate may submit only one application. Multiple application forms submitted by one candidate will not be accepted under any circumstances. Candidates can check the table below for an overview-


Conducting Body National Testing Agency, Department of Biotechnology, Regional Centre for Biotechnology

Notification issued on

10th March 2023

New Notification issued on 31st March 2023

Application started on

10th March 2023

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Application Fees


Duration of Exam

180 mins

Date of Examination for GAT-B/BET-2023

13 May 2023 (Extended)

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Important Dates

Eligible candidates can refer to the table below for important dates of the exam-



Notification issued on

10th March 2023

Application started on

10th March 2023

Last date to apply

5th April 2023 upto (05:00 P.M)

Last date for submission of Examination fee ( through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking )

5th April 2023 upto (11:50 P.M)

Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only

08th April 2023 to 09th April 2023

Date of Examination for GAT-B/BET-2023

13th April 2023 (Extended)

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Application Fees

The application fee for the eligible candidates appearing for NTA GAT-B & BET 2023 is given below-


General (UR)/ OBC-(NCL)/ EWS 











NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Eligibility

Students who wish to apply for the GAT -B 2023 exam must review the admission criteria before completing the application form. The GAT -B eligibility criteria are the minimum age and academic qualification that a candidate must meet in order to apply for admission to various DBT assisted programmes offered by the university. Those applicants who do not meet the GAT -B Admission Criteria 2023 will not be eligible for admission to the respective universities even if they pass the entrance test.
Qualification Criteria
  • GAT-B Admission Criteria 2023 - M.Tech
As per GAT -B Admission Criteria 2023 for M.Tech programmes, candidates must have a B.Tech/ BE degree in the respective discipline with a minimum of 60% (General, EWS & OBC category) or 55% (SC,ST & PwD) from the participating university.
  • GAT-B Admission Criteria 2023 - M.Sc
Only candidates who have completed their 10+2+3 pattern degree in the respective discipline with a minimum of 60% (General, EWS & OBC category) or 55% (SC,ST & PwD) from a recognised university will be considered for admission to M.Sc. programmes.
  • GAT-B Admission Criteria 2023 - M.VSc Animal Biotechnology
To meet the GAT -B 2023 admission criteria of the M.VSc Animal Biotechnology programme, candidates must have a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or equivalent from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 6.60 on a 10 scale or 2.60 on a 4 scale or 60% marks in traditional system. Applicants belonging to reserved categories (SC /ST) must have a grade point average of 5.60 on a 10.00 scale, 2.20 on a 4.00 scale and a 50% score.
Age Criteria
  • For the BET 2023 exam, the maximum age must be 28 years for the General and EWS categories.
  • There is age relaxation for SC/ST/PwD/Women - 33 years
  • For OBC- 31 years
  • There is no age restriction for the GAT-B exam.

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Selection Process

Candidates eligible for the NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 exam must qualify for the computer-based test along with the eligibility criteria mentioned above in this blog for the selection process.  The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will not play any role and will not be responsible for the admission & selection process ( transfer / cancellation / conversion of seats/ fee refund policy) of participating institutions/ universities.

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Exam Pattern

Before taking the  NTA GAT-B and BET  2023 entrance exams, candidates should review the exam pattern for 2023 before beginning preparation-
GAT - B Exam Pattern
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks
Section A (Multiple choice questions of the level of 10+2 in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) 60 60 1x60 = 60
Section B (Multiple choice questions of Graduate / Bachelor’s level in the subjects: Basic Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and allied areas as per syllabus given) 100 60 3x60 = 180
Total 160 120 240
BET 2023 Exam Pattern
Sections  No. of Questions No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks
Section A (General Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, General Aptitude, Analytical, Quantitative Ability and General Biotechnology) 50 50 3x50 = 150
Section B (Specific areas of Biotechnology as per syllabus given) 150 50 3x50 = 150
Total 200 100 300

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Syllabus

Eligible candidates can check the links below for GAT-B and BET 2023 syllabus-
GAT-B Syllabus
BET 2023 Syllabus

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Answer Key

Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on the Website for inviting challenge(s) from interested candidates will be announced after the completion of the exam.

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Result

The results of NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 will be announced by the National Examination Agency. The merit list includes the rank obtained by the candidates based on their performance in the entrance examination. Students who participate in the entrance examination can view the result and download their rank list by visiting the official website and entering their credentials. The institutions participating in the admission process of GAT -B and BET 2023 will release the waiting list after the result is announced. The waiting list for GAT -B and BET 2023 is created based on the rank of the candidate used by the participating universities for admission.

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Previous Exam History

Candidates appearing for the NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 exams can check the table below for previous exam history-
Particulars Dates
Application Date March 11, 2022
Exam Date April 23, 2022
Result May 26, 2022
Notification March 11, 2022

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | Previous Paper Link 

Candidates can refer to the links below for the previous year's question paper-
GAT-B Old Paper
BET Old Paper

NTA GAT-B and BET 2023 | FAQs

Q1. Is there any age limit for applying for the GAT-B & BET exam?
A1. There is no age restriction for the GAT-B exam.
Q2. Where do candidates find their allotted GAT-B & BET exam centre 2023?
A2. Candidates can find their GAT-B 2023 exam centre mentioned on the hall ticket.
Q3. What if a candidate does not meet the GAT-B & BET eligibility criteria ?
A3. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria will lose their candidacy for admission.
Q4. How do I make GAT-B & BET application fee payment?
A4. You can pay the application fee for the GAT-B & BET  application 2023 online by using debit card/credit card/ net banking/UPI.
Q5. What will be the medium of the GAT-B & BET 2023 exam?
A5. The medium of the exam will be English only.
Q6. What are GAT-B and BET?
A6. GAT-B and BET are a national-level entrance test for admission to the Department of Biotechnology supported Post Graduate Programme in Biotechnology and allied areas at participating universities.

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